Califia Farms

Califia Farms (pronounced “Cal-lih-FEE-ya,” like California): Inspired by the bounty of California, Califia Farms’ mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. The company was named a 2015 “Breakout Brand” by Beverage World and tripled its revenues in the almond milk category from 2013 to 2014 and is a leader in the revolution to de-commodify the food and beverage industry by creating innovative, healthy and great-tasting premium beverages that make it easy for consumers to go ‘plant-powered’ and dairy-free, without compromise. Founded in 2010 by a farmer’s co-operative based in the San Joaquin Valley and headed by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, Califia Farms is a uniquely California company. Its Bakersfield, Calif. manufacturing plant uses artisanal processes to create healthy and delicious plant-based beverages, is eco-friendly, energy efficient and repurposes more than 90 percent of its post-production byproduct. Califia Farms is one of the fastest-growing natural beverage companies in the U.S., as well as the leading brand in the natural products coffee drinks categor
Company Growth (employees)
Los Angeles, US
Size (employees)
124 (est)+6%
Califia Farms was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, US

Califia Farms Office Locations

Califia Farms has an office in Los Angeles

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$50 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years


Califia Farms's latest funding round in October 2015 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Califia Farms has raised $50 m

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Monday: A fanciful new idea for the Los Angeles Arts District, the death of Zsa Zsa Gabor, and a reader photo of scenic La Jolla.

A Founder of Odwalla Tries to Recapture His Mojo

With tough times in the 1990s behind him, the head of Califia Farms has a new idea: nut milk and coffees.

Tyson Foods, a Meat Leader, Invests in Protein Alternatives

Tyson is investing an undisclosed amount for a 5 percent stake in Beyond Meat, which makes the plant-protein Beyond Burger.

The man who tells Gwyneth Paltrow what to eat reveals the 8 foods you shouldn’t touch

We all know that we should be eating more vegetables, but did you also know that soy and corn could be bad for you? That’s according to Dr. Frank Lipman, the health coach to celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Maggie Gyllenhaal and author of "Ten Reasons You Feel Old …
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